Call for Artists
Applications are currently closed at this time for our inaugural artist-in-residence program, located at the M.T. Liggett Art Environment in Mullinville, Kansas. We invite artists and creatives of all backgrounds to apply for this opportunity to live and work on-site for 4-6 weeks in our community.
Applications will open Spring 2024.
The selected Artists-in-Residence will live and work on-site at the M.T. Liggett Art Environment for 4-6 weeks. They will be provided with a fully-furnished one-bedroom apartment located at the Visitors Center, which includes kitchen and laundry facilities. Artists will have access to the shared studio space downstairs, onsite tools and materials, and outdoor acreage to pursue their work and research. See our Facilities Guide for details.
Artists will receive travel support* and an artist stipend of $250/week during their time in-residence for the 2023-2024 grant cycle. Residency funding is dependent on length of residency, grantmaking, and may fluctuate from year to year; we will offer details upon selection of resident artists.
*Upon selection, artists will provide a travel estimate that will go to the board for budget approval.
Responsibilities & Reciprocity
During your first week on-site, our team will work with you to schedule your community exchange hours. Artists-in-Residence will be asked to contribute 6-10 hours per week to the stewardship of arts in our community, in a way that best suits their practice and skills. These activities could include:
Volunteer one day/week to sit front desk at the Visitors Center
Work with our local team to do maintenance and repairs to M.T.’s sculptures (experienced metalworkers only)
Contribute weekly hours on groundskeeping/landscaping needs (seasonal)
Hosting a public engagement at the 5.4.7 Arts Center (artist talk, workshop, class, program)
Artists-in-residence will also be responsible for:
Contributing a work made while in residence to the permanent collection at the 5.4.7 Arts Center
We encourage applications from all creative workers, regardless of the applicant’s background, focus, or specialty. This program is open to artists and creatives of all disciplines, including but not limited to: visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, media arts, musical arts, and multidisciplinary arts. Applicants are expected to:
be 18 years of age or older at the time of the residency
have an interest in working in a rural context and community
show willingness to work with community members from a diverse range of social, cultural, economic, and political backgrounds
have an ability to work independently in a remote location
have a driver’s license and working vehicle (due to location and lack of access to public transportation)